Resources

Reach for science and sound information — not myths and misinformation!

Education and information

Here you’ll find more about the field of applied animal behavior and our unique credential as Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists, which requires advanced degrees in fields from psychology to zoology.
The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers is the leading independent testing and certification agency for dog trainers, requiring mastery of humane, science-based training practices.
The national Association of Pet Dog Trainers provides loads of information for pet owners on dog raising and training topics.
Several informative articles by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior on hot topics like punishment, dominance, and puppy socialization.
From the best animal shelter in the Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA area, an entire library of great articles and resources on dog and cat care and training.
Another great library of articles and resources for pet owners from the ASPCA, the oldest national animal welfare agency in the nation.

Dog activities and sports

Want to teach your dog how to put her toys away and bring you a beer? Check out Kyra Sundance’s national organization for the sport of Dog Tricks.

Enter the American Kennel Club’s world of competition dog sports, including agility, herding, obedience, rally, tracking, coursing, earthdog, flyball, dock diving, barn hunt and more.

If you have a high drive, high energy dog — large or small! — check out this site and the energizing world of urban mushing. They sponsor fun runs, trail dog titling and more.

Find a fabulous off-leash park for you and your dog in SW Washington through the all-volunteer Dog Owners Group for Park Access in Washington.

If you’ve seen some of the excitement over the burgeoning sport of agility, check out Columbia Agility Team for information, events and classes in Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon.

Pet sitting and walking

Experienced, dependable, professional pet sitters and dog walkers for Vancouver residents.